How to choose your wedding venue

One of the first and biggest decisions you need to make is the location and venue of where your wedding will take place. There are so many factors to consider when viewing and choosing your wedding venue. This can make the decision seem very overwhelming and scary, but it doesn’t need to be – we’re here to help!

Here are just some things to consider when you’re starting to shortlist and view wedding venues;

You’ll just know!
There’s a common misconception that you’ll walk into a venue and just know it’s the venue for you. Yes, this might happen, but it also might not – that doesn’t mean it’s not the venue for you! As long as you are happy with the venue, the staff, the location and your decision, that’s all that matters.

Ask yourself right from your first point of contact with a venue, ‘how is their communication?’. It’s very common that if they’ve been hard to get hold of or not answering emails….this level of communication is likely to continue through planning your wedding with them.
Our advice is to avoid this venue! You want to be working with people who WANT to plan your wedding with you and therefore make the effort to work with you to create the perfect day for you.

First impressions
Much like with communications, first impressions are key. You want to make sure the venue is welcoming and friendly from the outset….or imagine how they could be on your wedding day?! First impressions doesn’t just relate to staff or suppliers, but how the venue is presented – Is the venue clean & tidy?

– Reviews
Trust other couples! They have been through the wedding planning journey you’re currently on and perhaps at the venue you’re interested in, so trust them and their reviews and if a venue is getting consistently good reviews, it’s probably worth checking out!

– Location
Is the venue in a nice location?
Are there nice photography opportunities?
Can your guests get there easily?
Is there accommodation at the venue or close by?
These are all questions you need to be asking yourself before committing to a venue.

– Will your wedding actually fit?
Or are you trying to make it fit?
You want to make sure the venue suits your guest numbers. There’s no point having a small venue if you have 150 guests as everyone will be uncomfortable, and on the other hand, you wouldn’t want to book a huge venue, if you’re having a small, intimate wedding otherwise you could feel lost in the venue. 

There’s of course several more points you’ll want to consider before booking your wedding venue. If you’d like any help chatting through these or help with narrowing down your choices, just get in touch –

Lots of love
Keri x

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